Crimson on the horizon
September 4, 2012Osseo Orioles Football
OSSEO, Minn -Friday night, the undefeated Orioles look to continue their recent dominance over Maple Grove. The rivalry of the two schools separated by five miles is one of the best in the state.
Coming off a great first week victory over Centennial, the young Orioles will hit the road for the first time this season to battle a Crimson team that put together solid running and passing attacks in their victory over Armstrong.
Our Running Game:
We found out quickly that Centennial didn’t have an answer for Bridge Tussler as he rushed for four scores and 119 yards. He also caught a touchdown from QB Garrison Gillard.
Jaimen Hampton played well and took some of the pressure off of Tussler. In his first varsity game, Hampton rushed 19 times for 105 yards. Gillard also rushed eight times for 44 yards.
The Defense Doesn’t Rest:
It wasn’t a perfect game by any measure, but the Orioles forced three turnovers. They intercepted Centennial twice and forced and recovered a fumble that helped swing momentum back in our favor.
Special Teams Rise:
Troy Kray broke a big kickoff return following Centennial’s first touchdown. The return might have given us momentum for the better part of the first half.
Senior Aaron Bergh’s A-job might be as a forward on the soccer team, but his leg was huge in the win over the Cougars. Bergh nailed a 27 yard field goal in the first half and connected on 2-of-4 on PAT’s.
The Crimson weren’t tested in their 54-28 win over Armstrong. They set new team records including most offensive yards in a game with 548.
Quarterback Blake Skaja played well going 18-for-22 for 262 yards throwing two touchdowns and an interception.
Brian Yasosky and Jack Wallick each ran for over 100 yards in the win. (151 & 109). Yasosky found the end zone three times.
Senior wide receiver Brycen Wojta caught 10 passes for 113 yards. Jake Wieneke scored twice through the air.